Researchers have discovered a new mechanism which helps to control brain development
Neuroscientists have known that stimuli–sensory experiences such as touch or sound, metabolic changes, injury and other environmental experiences–can trigger the activation of genetic programs within the brain.
Snapshots of Life: The Birth of New Neurons Posted on January 25, 2018 by Dr. Francis Collins After a challenging day at work or school, sometimes it may seem like you are down to your last […]
During the foetal stage, millions of neurons are born in the walls of the ventricles of the brain before migrating to their final location in the cerebral cortex. If this migration is disrupted, the new-born baby may suffer serious consequences, including intellectual impairment.
Summary: Researchers find changes in masticatory stimuli can modulate neurogenesis and hippocampal function. Published in the Journal of Dental Research, findings reveal reduced mastication impaired learning and memory function in mice. Source: […]